Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Directions (Q. 1-3) Choose the word/phrase which is most nearly the same in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

“Uncle” said Luke to the old Sean, “You seem to be well fed, though I know no one looks after you. Nor have I seen you leave your residence at any time. Tell me how do you manage it?” “Because” Sean replied, “I have a good feed every night at the emperor’s orchard. After dark, I go there myself and pick out enough fruits to last a fortnight.” Luke proposed to accompany his uncle to the orchard. Though reluctant because of Luke’s habit of euphoric exhibition of extreme excitement, Sean agreed to take him along. At the orchard while Sean hurriedly collected the fruits and left, Luke on the other hand at the sight of unlimited supply of fruits was excited and lifted his voice which brought emperor’s men immediately to his side. They seized him and mistook him as the sole cause of damage to t he orchard. Although Luke reiterated that he was a bird of passage, they pounded him mercilessly before setting him free.

1. Reiterated

 

Pleaded

Regurgitated

Protested

Repeated

Recapitulated



2. Extreme

 

End

High

Severe


Serious

Moderate



3. Reluctant

 

Disinclined

Opposed

Against


Resistant

None of these



Directions (Q. 4 - 5) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
4. Pounded

 

Weighed

Released

Paid


Attended

Caressed



5. Mercilessly

 

Calmly

Compassionately

Mildly


Forgivably

Sympathetically



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